Sharon Cohn opens Massage Envy on the Sonoma Plaza
Relaxing Oasis for wine country residents and visitors
SHARON COHN welcomes customers in the lobby of Sonoma Massage Envy on First Street East.
So, what's more relaxing than a delicious glass of Sonoma Valley wine sipped in the quiet ambience of a local wine bar or restaurant? How about an hour at Massage Envy, Sharon Cohn's massage spa just opened at 452 First Street East, on the Plaza in Sonoma.
You can have both. With the opening of Massage Envy so close to many of Sonoma's finest restaurants and wine tasting establishments, it is the best way to double-down on enjoying the pleasures the community has to offer.
The Sonoma location is Cohn's second Massage Envy franchise in Sonoma County. She opened the first in 2007 in Santa Rosa, where she has 49 employees and is open seven days a week.
Sonoma Massage Envy, open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., has 10 treatment rooms and 15 talented and certified therapists. An introductory, one-hour massage is offered for $49. No appointment is necessary, but customers can call and make an appointment if they choose. The spa also features a comfortable reception area and a small retail portion devoted to products related to massage and relaxation therapies.
As part of her opening celebration, she is encouraging new customers to take advantage of a special Sonoma-only "Founding Members" offer, with significant discounts to people willing to sign up for a special three, six or 12-month membership program. These offers run from $177 for three months to $708 for 12 months and include extras and discounts on upgrades.
Cohn said that the Massage Envy mission is to bring quality massage therapy from a "luxury product," into one affordable by the average consumer. Even before the founding members discounts, the regular price starts at $49 for a one-hour treatment.
A dental hygienist for 35 years, Cohn became interested in the massage therapy business after undergoing massage treatments for injuries sustained in an auto accident, in which her car was hit from behind by another car. Her staff members are state certified massage therapists and do the "hands-on" work, while she runs the business.
Cohn grew up in Santa Rosa, graduated from Montgomery High School and then served in the United States Air Force for four years as a law enforcement specialist. She returned to college on the GI Bill, earned her certification as a dental hygienist in Minnesota, and then returned to Sonoma County where she began her dental career working for local dentists Bill Dempsey and Jeffrey Lopes. She also worked with her former spouse, Bruce Cohn, at B.R. Cohn Winery, bringing the company's olive oil business into production and distribution. Her two daughters, Tasha and Vallerie Cohn are employed at B.R. Cohn Winery.
As a 35-year resident of Sonoma Valley, she has been involved in many local activities for schools and nonprofits including serving on the board (and as president) of the Sonoma Sea Dragons, and the board of Sonoma Community Center. She is also a founding member of the Valley of the Moon Children's Home "Cha-Chas," the children's home auxiliary that volunteers many hours to support the children, mentor them and provide informal activities that the institution has neither the staff or budget for. She also donates free dental care to the children at the home.
Massage Envy Sonoma offers regular deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, pre-natal massage, and reflexology, hot stone therapy, Trigger Point therapy, murad facials and other therapies.
For more information or appointments call 938-7404.